Libraries and ADHD – A Love/Hate Relationship

Since I got another library notification about overdue books in my inbox this morning, AND because I want to revive this poor neglected blog, it seemed like a perfect time to pull this beauty from the archives.

Enjoy! Hope the holiday season is treating you well. Lots of love, friends.

Grief Happens

I just lost it on the poor woman who answered the phone at our local library.

I’m not proud.

And truthfully, I didn’t exactly lose it, but as someone who loathes confrontation and prefers every interaction to be the harmonious variety, it felt that way.

I received a freaking collections letter FROM THE LIBRARY in my mailbox today.

I’m still trying to pop my eyeballs back into their sockets.


I always hear money-conscious people say, “Just use your local library! It’s more economical!”

That may be true for most people, and it’s a good tip for a voracious reader like me. Amazon One-Click is entirely too easy for my impulsive nature.

BUT… I make more *donations* to the local library than I care to admit because I exist IN THE NOW. I remember to return books when I drive by the library as my borrowed items rest happily…

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Toss Five and Put Away Ten

So…in an effort to get more organized as well as prepare to move in the next year, I’m employing this daily strategy.

I like that it’s catchy, memorable, and seems simple enough even for my disorganized, live-in-the-moment crowd.

Bravo Life Coaching for People with ADHD


I am not a naturally neat person. I tend to hold on to stuff and make a mess wherever I go. I leave things out after I’m done using them. You can tell where I’ve been and what I’ve been doing by the trails I leave behind. If I brush my teeth there is a 90% chance the cap will not make it back to the toothpaste. When I take off my shoes they tend to stay wherever that event occurred. Jackets and sweaters could be on the back of chairs or on the couch. I leave kitchen cabinets and closet doors wide open after I have found what I was looking for. I mean to put stuff away and close what I’ve opened but I get involved in other things and forget. I’m not chronically disorganized but I have far more in common with the sloppy than the neat.

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Titles That Would Work This Week if I Had the Energy to Expound and Put Words Together for Actual Posts

ADHD-Related Family Mishaps -- Gil and the Missing iPhone Hives and the Drugs that Help Me Focus -- Continuing Makes Me Itch and Stopping Cold-Turkey is Plain Wretched Highlights From the Parent/Teacher Conference -- "Piers is Not Handling Frustration Well" More Highlights From the Parent/Teacher Conference -- "Wallace is Very Aware that Babies Often Come … Continue reading Titles That Would Work This Week if I Had the Energy to Expound and Put Words Together for Actual Posts

Running; Anxiety Update; Neck, Shoulders, and Back Issues

So, quickly.......I got some super-nice comments, emails, etc., from people sharing their stories of depression and anxiety, and I just have to say that hearing from you guys restores my faith in humanity. Thank you!I have not managed to get to the doctor, yet. I called to make an appointment and learned that my favorite … Continue reading Running; Anxiety Update; Neck, Shoulders, and Back Issues